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Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Natural birth...what you need to know
naturally are usually born when they are ready.Elective caesareans
typically take place a week or two before the expected due date. However, many
babies if left to be born naturally are born at 41 or 42 weeks. If there was
any miscalculation, a baby removed surgically could be at risk for prematurity
and encounter respiratory problems as a result of under-developed lungs.
·Babies born by vaginal birth have
considerablelower risk of respiratory problems.The compression of the baby’s thorax
expels the amniotic fluid during the birth process and helps to prepare the
lungs to breathe air. There is a high risk of respiratory distress syndrome in
babies born by cesarean and a high risk of asthma.·
·The passage through the birth canalstimulates the baby’s cardiovascular system,which boosts blood circulation and
primes the baby for birth. There is evidence that this process also has long
term benefits for the baby’s co-ordination. Cranial osteopaths are reported to
be able to determine whether a baby was born vaginally or by caesarean.·
vaginally receive protective bacteriaas they
pass through the birth canal. These bacteria colonise in the intestine and are
crucial for developing a balanced immune system, from childhood right through
·During a natural, vaginal birthbabies benefit from hormonal surgesin catecholamines during labor, which
results in them being more alert and able to connect with their mothers at
·Similarly, endorphins, nature’s ‘feel-good
hormones, which are secreted during an unmedicated childbirth have been found
in the placenta and umbilical cord. These hormones mayhelp the baby adjust to life outside the wombas well as make the birth passage more
comfortable for baby.
·Babies born by vaginal birth exhibitmore interest in pre-breastfeeding behaviourssuch as sucking and massaging
the mother's breasts. They are also reported to nurse for longer periods within
the first 90 minutes after birth, which has many benefits for both the mother
and the baby.
·A European study in 2008 found that babies
born vaginally had a20% lower risk of developing type 1 diabetesthan babies born surgically.
·The process of labor is reported to enable
babies born vaginally tocope with stress betterthan those born dramatically by
cesarean. Cesarean birth triggers a dramatic stress response which could set up
a child to always over-respond to stress.
·If the vaginal birth was drug-free, the baby
willnot experience any side-effectsof
medication administered during the process.
·Skin-to-skin contactbetween the mother and baby can occur
natural birth. This has many physiological benefits to the baby including
optimal brain development as well as better attachment and breastfeeding
·Newborns areless likely to be admitted to the intensive care unitif delivered vaginally.
Most babies born after 36 weeks are able to
display all the following responses and reflexes. Babies born prematurely can
have immature reflexes, sometimes contributing to them spending time in the
Intensive Care Nursery.
The normal reflexes and responses of a newborn
baby can include: